27 Oct 2020

Five Cocktails To Try This Halloween

Celebrate the ghoulish, the ghastly and the downright gaudy this Halloween with a statement cocktail. Stock up your drinks cabinet, get those pumpkins lit and get your cocktail shakers out – perfect for a zoom party. Here are some of our favourites.

Jekyll and Gin glow in the dark cocktail

Hey, it's Halloween… and nothing says Halloween quite like a glowing beverage. This cocktail not only tastes great but changes from coral to icy white in colour when you put it under a black light - if you happen to have one handy.

You will need

Mix 3oz of gin, half an ounce of lemon juice and a teaspoon of grenadine in a cocktail shaker. Fill a tall glass with ice and pour the drink over the ice, topping up with tonic water.

Colour changing margaritas

Inject a little magic into your cocktail making skills with this trippy cocktail. It's like a trick or treats rolled into one - a delicious cocktail created from cabbage!

You will need

Take two cups of purple cabbage and cover with four cups of boiling water. Leave to steep for five minutes. Once the water has turned a vivid blue, strain and bin the cabbage, leaving the water to cool. Pour into an ice cube tray and leave to freeze.

Mix eight ounces of tequila, four ounces triple sec, three ounces freshly squeezed lime juice and a cup of lemonade.

Slide a cut lime around the rim of four glasses and then dip into coarse sea salt. Add your pre-made ice cubes to the cups. Pour over the liquid, garnish with a slice of lime and watch your drinks turn a deep pink colour

Rumberry Punch

Big jugs of punch are where it's at, and this tasty tipple is great for sharing with your nearest and dearest. Using dark rum gives this the edge in both flavour and looks.

You will need

Add 350ml of rum, one litre of ginger ale and one litre of cranberry juice to a jug or punchbowl and chill for several hours. Serve chilled with plenty of ice.

Corpse Reviver

If you're looking for a cocktail to raise the dead, we think we've found it. With not one, not two but four different liqueurs, it's a punchy number with a citrusy zest. Don't say we didn't' warn you.

You will need

Mix one ounce each of Lillet, gin, Cointreau and lemon juice with ice in a cocktail shaker.

Place a small amount of absinthe in your glass and swirl it round to coat the glass before emptying it.

Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into your glass and top with a lemon twist.

Salted Caramel Apple Martini

Celebrate the autumnal flavours with this sophisticated cocktail - for those party-goers who have shunned the skeleton outfits. At least the lurid green shade should fit in nicely with your Halloween bash.

You will need

Dip your glass into caramel sauce and then sea salt to rim the glass.

Fill your cocktail shaker with two ounces of the vodka, one and a half ounces apple liqueur and one and a half ounces lemon juice. Add ice and shake.

Pour into your glass and garnish with a wedge of apple.

We want to thank Delish, Freutcake, Sugar & Cloth and BBC for helping us create this recipe rundown. We hope you enjoy them!


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